Congratulations to graduate student Jarrod Moore of the Emili Lab, now a Kilachand Fellow in the Multicellular Design Program (MDP). Jarrod’s research will focus on studying the pro-fibrotic cross-talk between cardiomyocytes and cardiac fibroblasts in a novel model for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young adults. This research seeks to generate holistic molecular maps of these interactions, which will assist in discovering novel approaches for counteracting this irreversible scarring process and advancing cardiac research for these patients.

The MDP aims to steward a self-sustaining, vibrant community of BU scientists by providing a platform for BU scientists from across computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, and medicine to uncover the design, assembly, and control principles governing multicellular systems.